ATTENTION: The Learning Center is open for in-person services! In-person tutoring and peer mentoring is available via drop-in or by appointment. Computers and study space are also available for student use.

Welcome to the Learning Center!

For Fall 2021, the Learning Center is operating in a hybrid mode. We are committed to providing you with the same great service, support, and care. Please watch this video for an overview of our online services in Fall 2021:  Overview of TLC Services

For information about drop-in tutoring and tutoring by appointment please click on the Tutoring tab in the left navigation. For information about our services and programs please go to the program page (found in the left navigation) or reach out to Learning Center staff via chat, text, or email. 

Skyline College Virtual Learning Center Office Hours!

Need more information about Learning Center programs and services? Looking for basic technology support? Coming soon!

Skyline College, Faculty!

Do you want a Learning Center staff member to visit your virtual classroom and give your students a Learning Center tour? 

Please submit a faculty request for a virtual TLC tour, or post our short Overview of TLC Services video in your Canvas shell.

Enhance your learning

The Learning Center (part of the Learning Commons which includes the Skyline College Library) is here to support your education by providing the resources you need to succeed outside the classroom.

Whether you’re looking for tutoring, workshops, or other academic resources, our team of student assistants, peer and graduate tutors and knowledgeable faculty and staff are ready to empower you to make the most of your academic experience at Skyline College.

Find the resources you need to reach your goals!

Need Assistance?

Hours and Contact Info 

Online Hours

Mon - Thurs:

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday:

8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

On-Campus Hours

Mon - Thurs:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday:

Closed for in-person services

 

* In-person services include tutoring and peer mentoring, by appointment. Drop-in computer use and study space are also available during our in-person open hours. 

**Remote tutoring is available outside of regular operating hours through NetTutor and STAR-CA.

Location: Bldg 5, Rm 5100

Call us: (650) 738-4144

Text us: (650) 456-7744

Email: skytlc@smccd.edu

Our Services

All tutoring at the Learning Center is done through the Learning Center Labs in a variety of subjects:

  • Writing and Reading Tutoring is offered through the Writing and Reading Lab which assists students with any reading or writing assignment in a non-ESOL Skyline College course.
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutoring is offered through the ESOL Lab which provides tutoring for students enrolled in ESOL courses and materials for students to practice the English language.
  • World Languages support is offered through one-on-one tutoring to support Spanish classes, and conversation groups that support areas such as American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, and Tagalog.
  • Math Tutoring is offered through the Math Lab for students enrolled in all levels of math.
  • Science, Social Science and Business Tutoring is offered through the Science, Social Science and Business Lab which provides tutoring in Biology, Chemistry and Physics in addition to Accounting, Economics and Business courses.

Supplemental Instruction is designed to help students succeed in traditionally difficult courses through group learning sessions.

Sessions are facilitated by student leaders who have previously successfully completed the targeted course and have received comprehensive training.

During a typical session, students engage in collaborative learning, compare and clarify lecture notes, review textbook readings, and discuss key course concepts. Student leaders do not lecture or replicate the work of faculty.

The Learning Center offers Academic Skills Workshops on a variety of educational topics throughout the year.

Make sure to check the workshop schedule for upcoming sessions.

Peer Mentoring is designed to help students maximize their educational experience and have a fulfilling and successful education at Skyline College in a one-on-one and group setting. Peer Mentors assist students through the obstacles that arise during the semester to help students create positive and effective habits that lead to academic, professional, and personal success. Peer Mentors are here to provide a positive environment to help ease the adjustment to college life!

Benefits of being a mentee?

  • Improve study skills
  • Improve time management skills
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Develop positive daily routines and habits
  • Adjust to college culture
  • Increase sense of belonging
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